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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in Barons Court

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  • RICS surveyors in Barons Court
From £225
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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barons Court

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barons Court

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Barons Court) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for non standard , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barons Court

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • Building Survey
    Thames Reach, Rainville Road, London, W6

  • HomeBuyer Report
    B, King Street, London, W6

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Barons Court and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barons Court property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Barons Court property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Barons Court Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor report on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The Barons Court qualified RICS surveyor will not remove any fittings and will not run any tests on the system or appliances. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1983-built flat in Barons Court and saw evidence of the driveway surface is broken and uneven. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older structures cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Barons Court. What will we need to think about when purchasing an older property? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can create difficulties for an owner. Properties built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional building materials may be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Barons Court and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Barons Court property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Barons Court property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Barons Court Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor report on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The Barons Court qualified RICS surveyor will not remove any fittings and will not run any tests on the system or appliances. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1983-built flat in Barons Court and saw evidence of the driveway surface is broken and uneven. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Building Survey?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older structures cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. A high water table will ensure that organic materials in the soil, such as peat, do not decompose but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Barons Court. What will we need to think about when purchasing an older property? Will regular maintenance costs be higher?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can create difficulties for an owner. Properties built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for , for example, a Grade II listed house, Traditional building materials may be required.

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